Andrew McCabe Admits Top NatSec Officials Plotted Coup Against Trump

Andrew McCabe Admits Top NatSec Officials Plotted Coup Against Trump

He said the FBI had good reason to open a counterintelligence investigation into whether Trump was in league with Russian Federation, and therefore a possible national security threat, following the May 2017 firing of then-FBI Director James Comey.

During his interview with CBS's "60 Minutes", McCabe said he and the deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein discussed how many cabinet members who support Trump's removal. What are people to think after they watch "60 Minutes" when they hear this accusation by the acting deputy Federal Bureau of Investigation director that the deputy attorney general encouraged him to try to find ways to count votes to replace the president? In a new interview, he describes his actions in the days following the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Yet McCabe - who was sacked after being charged with misleading investigators and reportedly himself remains under criminal investigation - tells "60 Minutes" that the highest levels in law enforcement were actively plotting on their own how best to force the president from office.

The deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, offered to wear a wire to record incriminating conversations with Trump, McCabe said, according to Pelley.

But beyond that, McCabe admitted that he and other officials, including Rosenstein, discussed getting rid of Trump.

"I'm going to tell the country about McCabe and the people at the Department of Justice and how they behaved", Graham said.

McCabe's comments come ahead of the release of his new book, "The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump", due out next week.

Pelley's full interview with McCabe will air on CBS's "60 Minutes" Sunday night.

"Andrew McCabe FIRED", Trump tweeted on the day of McCabe's dismissal.

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McCabe said the remark was made during a conversation about why Trump had fired Comey.

As IJR previously reported, Pelley revealed that the talks occurred during the time of Comey's firing and that the DOJ was attempting to figure out its strategy moving forward.

McCabe, a lifelong Republican, told investigators he felt he was isolated appropriately from his wife's political activity but the criticisms endured in the campaign and the press.

"But what I can say is the deputy attorney general was definitely very concerned about the president, about his capacity and about his intent at that point in time".

In the Morning Edition interview, McCabe said he has an ongoing civil lawsuit against the Department of Justice over the circumstances of his firing.

The Justice Department also issued a carefully parsed response to the "60 Minutes" interview, writing that Rosenstein "never authorized" any recording of the president and that he wasn't "in a position to consider invoking the 25th Amendment".

Referring to the inspector general's investigation, McCabe said, "I don't believe they were independent or fair in the process of this investigation or in its result". "Part of "insurance policy" in case I won".

McCabe was sacked from the FBI a year ago after the Justice Department inspector general concluded that he had lied during an internal investigation into a news media disclosure.

Rosenstein disputed the Times' account and a Justice Department spokeswoman provided a statement from an unnamed individual who was in the room when the wiretapping comment was made, telling the newspaper that Rosenstein said it sarcastically.

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